Israeli Court Gives Sheikh Jarrah Families until Thursday to Reach ‘Deal’ with Jewish Settlers

Israeli bulldozers demolish Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem. (Photo: Tali Mayer, via Activestills.org)

The Israeli Supreme Court on Sunday gave four Palestinian families from Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood until Thursday to reach a deal with Israeli Jewish settlers regarding the ownership of their homes, Al Jazeera reported.

The deal proposed by the court requires the Palestinian families to pay the Jewish settlers to rent their homes until the current owners pass away and then assign the properties to the settlers, not to their heirs.

According to Al Jazeera, the families refused this proposal, considering it a recognition of the claimed demands of the settlers.

Meanwhile, the families suggested paying a fund affiliating with the court until a final decision about the ownership of their homes is reached.

The families of Sheikh Jarrah have called for the Palestinian Authority, Jordanian authorities, UNRWA and the international community to protect them and stop the Israeli occupation from forcing them out of their homes.

Arabi21.com reported Aref Hammad, spokesperson for the Sheikh Jarrah families, explaining that there are currently 28 housing units facing the threat of eviction, noting that 87 families are living in these units.

Last year, the Israeli District Court in Jerusalem decided to evict 12 Palestinian families from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah to surrender the houses to Israeli settlers.

(MEMO, PC, Social Media)

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  1. I am from Vancouver,Canada an d i wanted to say that the Israeli Supreme Court is an Apartheid Court that sides with the Israeli Settlers against the Sheikh Jarrah Families.Any normal person in the world can see that.Palestinian Families got no chance of getting justice from any Israeli Court.Apartheid is a crime against Humanity and that was proved during Apartheid in South Africa.
    Despite that the Gov’ts of Canada,USA and the EU still supports the Apartheid Israeli Gov’t.So these Gov’ts are complicit in the Apartheid Crimes that are happening in Palestine over many decades.It is time for the ICC to put a stop to Israeli Apartheid and charge the people responsible for it.

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